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July 31, 2020

Rhythm Shooter Double Kick Heroes Blasts Into eShop On August 13 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Headbang Club

The story picture's original title is satan.png if you're wondering where this is going.

A rhythm shooter spotlighted in a Indie Showcase will be hitting the Switch in a couple of weeks.

Double Kick Heroes, the retro style scrolling shooter/rhythm game mashup, will take the stage on August 13: preloads will be live on Tuesday, August 5. The game's regular price will be US$21.99, €21.99 and £19.79.

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Limited Run Games Finally Launching 3DS Game August 7 3DS

by Donald Theriault - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Limited Run Games

I suppose that's TECHNICALLY a release date...

Limited Run Games will launch their first 3DS title for preorders next week.

Announced in their "E3" press event last year, the Atooi Collection - a physical collection of the two Mutant Mudds 3DS games, Bomb Monkey, Chicken Wiggle, and Xeodrifter - will finally go up for preorder next Friday.... Read more...

July 30, 2020

Moon Localization Landing On Switch August 27 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Onion Games

Did somebody order a quirky RPG?

The long awaited localization of a cult favorite JRPG is a few short weeks away.

Moon, the convention-defying RPG from developer Love-de-Lic, will finally launch in English on August 27. It originally released in Japan last October.

Originally developed for the PlayStation, Moon parodies tropes of mid-to-late 1990s Japanese role playing games. Some of the staff from Love-de-Lic later went on to develop the Paper Mario series.

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GRID Autosport Update Expands Wheel Support Including Labo Vehicle Kit Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Feral Interactive

We had to triple check that last part.

One of the Switch's serious racers now supports a decidedly not-serious accessory.

The update for GRID Autosport that launched today includes support for the Labo Vehicle kit. This is on top of adding support for a pair of Hori-developed racing wheels.

Also included in the update is online multiplayer support for up to 8 players.

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July 28, 2020

Next Animal Crossing New Horizons Update Launching Thursday, Adds Island Backup Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:08 am PDT
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There we go!

One of the most demanded features in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will come on Thursday.

The trailer for the update released by Nintendo today announces an "Island Backup Restoration Service" will be available from July 30. This function allows NSO subscribers to back up their islands to the internet.

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Piofiore: Fated Memories Locked In For October 8, Art Cards In Physical Edition Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:06 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Aksys

There'll be a mob scene for these ones.

The fifth ship in Aksys's otome armada has an arrival date on Switch.

Piofiore: Fated Memories will launch on October 8. Set in post-WWI Italy, the main character Liliana Adornato is caught in a mafia turf war that dominates her small hometown of Burlone.

The fifth of six romance visual novels... Read more...

July 27, 2020

Tetris 99 Holding Paper Mario Maximus Cup This Weekend Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:11 pm PDT
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Get your theme on, go play

The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup will unfold this coming weekend.

The 15th Maximus Cup will be held beginning Friday, July 31 at 3 a.m. ET and wrapping at 2.59 a.m. ET on August 4. Players will unlock a theme for Paper Mario: The Origami King by earning 100 ranking points over the weekend.

A trailer showing the theme and accompanying music is also available:

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Suikoden Spiritual Successor Eiyiden Chronicle Crowdfunding Unlocks Nintendo Console Stretch Goal Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Kickstarter

Note "Nintendo Console" and not "Switch".

The creators of a classic late 1990s JRPG series have formed a new studio to create a spiritual sequel that is targeting a future Nintendo platform.

Eiyuden Chronicle, the debut product from the newly formed developer Rabbit & Bear (headed by designers of the Suikoden series from the original... Read more...

Server Migration Scheduled For 4 P.M. ET Site News

by - 8:27 am PDT
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If this disappears it's because it's already over.

The website will be going through a server migration today at 4 p.m. Eastern time. During the migration process, the site will be moving to a faster, more reliable server.

During the migration process, which may take up to an hour, the site will redirect to a landing page and the NWR forums will be in a maintenance mode. Chat service on the NWR Discord will be unaffected.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 30, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

A lot of fighting from Japan and visual novels in Japan this week.

The big ones for this week are Fairy Tail, the RPG from Atelier developers Gust that has had about five different release dates, and the Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection coming to the eShop on Tuesday. So there's plenty of violence this week coming from Nintendo's developer partners.

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July 24, 2020

Fight Crab Knocking Out Switch September 15 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 6:00 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Mastiff

And then you too can ask the simple question: "Why is Fight Crab?"

The Switch version of the crazy crustacean fighter Fight Crab will be out just before summer's end.

Mastiff have confirmed September 15 as the eShop release date for the multiplayer claw-based fighter. Pricing for the game has not been disclosed.

The seafood strikers will be able to face off in local and online play for up to 4 players in a 2v2.

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July 23, 2020

Balan Wonderworld Opening On Switch Next Year Switch

by Donald Theriault - 9:09 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Square Enix

A 3D platformer from Square Enix with some big names behind it.

A new Square Enix studio is bringing a new 3D platformer to Switch next year.

Balan Wonderworld is a new project from Square's Balan Company studio, headed up by veteran platformer developers Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog, Nights Into Dreams) and Naoto Ohshima (Sonic character designer). Shown off at today's Xbox Series X game unveiling, the 3D platform adventure was later confirmed for Switch release by Square Enix.

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July 22, 2020

Pokken Tournament DX To Receive Switch Online Trial Switch

by Donald Theriault - 11:34 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Bow before the might of the killer chandelier.

Switch Online subscribers will get a free trial of an early Switch fighting game starting next week.

Pokken Tournament DX, the 2017 Switch version of the previously arcade and Wii U fighting game, is now downloadable for Switch Online subscribers for a trial. The trial version will be active starting July 29 and will be open until 2:59 a.m. ET on August 5 (11:59 p.m. PT on August 4). The download is 3.9 GB.

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July 21, 2020

Splatoon 2 Running Back Chicken V Egg, Two Other Splatfests Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

All by the end of March.

The Ketchup v Mayo re-run in Splatoon 2 was popular enough that the repeats will continue.

Nintendo have announced three more Splatfest reruns will occur in Splatoon 2 between now and the end of March 2021. The first, a rerun of the "Chicken v Egg" fest from March 2018, will run from 6 p.m. ET on August 21 to the same time on August 23.

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Rocket League Transitioning To Free To Play Later This Summer Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:04 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Psyonix

And you can finally bring your supersonic acrobatic rocket-powered battle cars from other platforms to Switch.

Rocket League will be the next game to go from premium to free on Switch.

The vehicular soccer game, which launched five years ago this month on PC and PlayStation 4 and came to Switch in 2017, will be moving to a free download "later this summer" according to a post on the game's official website.... Read more...

Fantasy Strike Goes Free To Play Today Switch

by Donald Theriault - 4:57 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sirlin Games

The serious fighter has a serious discount.

The Switch's attempt to make the hardcore fighting game accessible has gone free to play today.

Fantasy Strike, which released last year as a paid product, has switched to a free model effective today. All of the previously released characters, along with two new ones, will be available to try. Offline and online battles (using the GGPO rollback netcode) are also available.

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Nintendo Downloads - July 23, 2020 Switch

by Donald Theriault - 5:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

It plays Crysis, plays Doom (1993), plays Doom (2016), AND blends.

This week's big release and next candidate for "wait, they ported WHAT???" to the Switch is Crysis Remastered, which was still laughing at gaming PCs after the *Wii U* launched and somehow has been crammed into the Switch. If you prefer a little bit more strategy, you could also rock and/or roll with Rock of Ages III: Make or Break, or perhaps the newest ultra-gory piece from Nina Struthers and the nuts at Devolver with Carrion.

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July 20, 2020

Untitled Goose Game Going Physical and Vinyl Switch

by Jordan Rudek - 8:30 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: iam8bit

The goose will be loose in a few more ways this fall.

Indie darling Untitled Goose Game will be receiving a physical version on September 29, courtesy of iam8bit, Panic Inc., House House, and Skybound Games. The standard version will retail for $34.99 (all prices USD) and include a game cartridge, a plaza catalogue of items that a goose might enjoy... Read more...

Other Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase News Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:42 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

A light show but pretty packed with content.

Other announcements from today's Partner Showcase:

The Japanese show saw two RPG announcements: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch there on November 12, while Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy was revealed for a winter launch. Koei Tecmo Europe later indicated the follow-up to last... Read more...

Cadence Of Hyrule Getting New DLC Content, Compilation Physical Release Switch

by Donald Theriault - 7:28 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Link... open your ears.

Cadence of Hyrule is about to get a whole lot bigger.

DLC for the musical roguelike was announced in today's partner showcase, which will start launching today and be out by the end of October. The first pack, out today along with a season pass, will add five characters: Impa, Shadow versions of... Read more...

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